Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka has declined to approve Electricity Board’s demand management program as it violate rights of A/L students. PUCSL declined the CEB request saying that it violate and affect the rights of 330,000 A/L students sitting for A/L exam.

Despite PUCSL request, CEB decided to continue the electricity demand management program and informed it to PUCSL on January 27.

Also Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka has requested electricity consumers to inform the PUCSL if any unauthorized power cuts are imposed by the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB). The PUCSL said the complaints can be directed in writing.

The PUCSL Chairman Janaka Ratnayake in a letter stated, the Commission has granted the approval for all requests made by the Transmission Licensee for the scheduled power interruptions made from the 18th of February 2022 to the 25th of January 2023 under the Condition 30(10) of Electricity Transmission and Bulk Supply License No.EL/T/09-002.

PUCSL will not approve any scheduled power interruption from the 26th of January 2023 until the 17th of February, 2023 in order to safeguard the human rights of the candidates sitting the A/Level Examination.

However, power cuts have been reported in several parts of the country regardless of the directives issued by the PUCSL.